Colombia Fights Terror, Her Neighbors Aid and Abet It

Imagine for a moment that a well organized group of American citizens decide to secede from the Union.  These separatists, frustrated the lack of progress in their quixotic effort abandon legal and political processes and resort to illegal measures such as terrorism.  Since an overwhelming majority of Americans are turned off by these people, the group has …

Venezuelan Officials Keep Hinting Nuclear Ambitions, with Iranian Assistance

Last week two South American countries announced that they planned to build the region’s first nuclear-powered submarines.  It is not really clear why developing countries such as Brazil and Argentina would need such a device in peaceful South American waters, then nothing is ever really transparent with these two nuclear powers.   Fortunately build what they will, U.S. naval superiority can deal …

Mexico’s Troubles, U.S. Interests

Falling short of his intended target, a man carrying an explosive device was killed and a handful of bystanders injured in an area near Mexico City’s tourist and commercial area of Zona Rosa.  Mexican authorities report that the suspect may be connected to one of several Mexican drug cartels, the Sinaloa Cartel, but it is …

Approve Colombia FTA, Designate Venezuela a Terror Sanctuary

The Associated Press reports that Venezuela leader Hugo Chavez yesterday “urged Venezuela’s allies to form an “anti-imperialist” military alliance to defend Latin America from possible attacks by the United States … warning that Washington poses a threat to regional security, Chavez called on Nicaragua, Bolivia and communist-led Cuba to “put together a common defense strategy and …

Venezuelan Ammunition Reaching Colombian Terrorist Group

The Miami Herald reports this morning that Colombian officials told them that Venezuela continues to supply ammunition to the FARC terrorist group operating out of southern Colombia. “The [Colombian] officers said their evidence came from inspections of ammunition seized from guerrillas in northeastern Colombia, on the border with Venezuela, and the testimony of deserters from the …

U.S. Targets FARC Terrorists’ Financial Networks

Update and related to a prior post today,  the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced the designation of one entity and six individuals acting on behalf of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia or FARC, a Colombian narco-terrorist group. 

Terrorist Group is a “Real Army,” a Venezuelan/Cuban Land Grab for the Bolivarian Union?

Seeking to legitimize himself after repeated political failures in recent months, Venezuela’s leader Hugo Chavez has launched the next phase in his political kabuki theatre to undermine U.S. interests in the region.  Over at the Human Events website Gustavo Coronel, a former Venezuelan Congressman, details Chavez’s latest effort in his war of attrition against Colombian democracy. The …